“Shut Up and Make Lasagna”

7 Feb

So these past few days have been particularly stressful for me and this next week is going to be nuts. I don’t want to complain about being busy, because busy equals awesome, but I did have several break downs yesterday. On top of regular work and auditions I’m now hunting for a new apartment for March (which is going terrible), it’s Survivor press week AND to top it off it is Fashion Week so I’m traipsing around the city. Again, I LOVE that I get to do all of this, but it’s hard to keep everything straight. So I’m stressed and cranky but I keep repeating one phrase to myself.

“Shut Up and Make Lasagna.”

Believe it or not, it was my mother who coined this phrase. On Christmas break I was home with my mom in the kitchen preparing lasagna for the night. I was in a major cranks mgranks mood and I started saying something dramatic and “woe is me” which I really only do to myself and my poor mom. Like, “I think I’m going to leave NY, what am I doing, I’m a loser, etc..”

Then, out of nowhere my mom goes, “Oh shut up and make lasagna.”

Shut up and make lasagna. Huh. Pretty catchy.

She has a point: instead of worrying, fretting, being dramatic and an outright lunatic, just complete the task at hand. Now, when I’m going nutty I just tell myself to “make lasagna.” Even though I’m a terrible cook, I know what I’m trying to say. You just gotta suck it up and have fun with what you’re doing because life is short. Boy, mothers do know best.


Dre Dre


3 Responses to ““Shut Up and Make Lasagna””

  1. Victor Schueller February 7, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

    Right on — stay in the present and all the worries and self-defeating thoughts dissolve. Good luck this week with all the busy activities! Enjoy it! 🙂

  2. Zing Bot February 8, 2013 at 7:47 pm #

    This reminds me of the movie, Being There.

  3. Graeme March 16, 2013 at 9:30 am #

    Don’t let NYC intimidate you

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